Men killed at least 66 women in the first three months of 2020

In Turkey, nearly every day men kill, sexually harrass and rape women. bianet keeps account of the stream of male violence that is reported in news agencies, national and local media every day to lay bare the extent of violence against women.

Here is the list of male violence monitoring reports for the fist 3 month in 2020:
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and news agencies, men killed at least 61 women in first tree month in 2020.

In January, the deaths of at least 14 women were reported in the news as “suspicious” (in Muğla 2, Siirt, Adana, Antalya, Aydın, Malatya, İstanbul 2, Çankırı, İzmir, Manisa, Kocaeli and Bursa).

Men drove four women to suicide in Edirne, Denizli, Diyarbakır and İzmir.
In January 2020, the deaths of at least two women (in the provicnes of Kayseri and İstanbul) were reported in the press as “unidentified murders.” Men also attempted to kill one woman.
Moreover, a woman named S.Ö. killed a man named S.A. with a gun at the toilet of a train station in Kayseri. Turning herself in to the police, the woman said that the man had raped her.
It was also reported in the news that Gülistan Doku, a student of Munzur University in Turkey’s eastern province of Dersim, had been missing since January 5, 2020. Doku is still being searched.

Feminicide / Murder
Men killed at least 21 women in January 2020. Men also killed 23 women in the same month last year.
The man who killed two women had been systematically torturing the deceased women. One of the killed women had a protection order.
Two women were killed by a man who had just got out of the prison. One of the perpetrators was a village guard.

The women killed by men in January
Alev E., Aynur E., Büşra Y., Deniz G., Ebru A., Ece A., Emine A., Esma P., Fatma T., Füsun A., Gamze E., Leman E., Melike D., Mesrure G., Seyhan Y., Şehriban Ç., Şerife B., Tuğçe D., Zübeyde D., Zülfiye Y. and one unidentified woman.

The provinces where men killed women
Adana (1), Ağrı (1), Ankara (1), Antalya (2), Aydın (1), Bingöl (1), Çanakkale (1), Diyarbakır (1), Iğdır (1), İstanbul (4), İzmir (2), Kırşehir (1), Kocaeli (1), Kütahya (1), Manisa (1), Mardin (1).
The “excuses” of men for killing 15 women were not reported in the press. While men killed three women because “they did not want to reconcile/want to have a divorce”, they reportedly killed three women under the pretext of “jealousy.”
In January, 12 women were killed by their husbands/boyfriends/husbands of religious marriage, four women were killed by their ex-husbands/boyfriends, four women were killed by their family members such as fathers and sons and one woman was killed by her neighbor.
Men killed 13 women with firearms and four women by stabbing them to death. While men killed one woman by burning and one woman by battering, they killed one woman by strangling her. The method of killing in one feminicide was not reported in the news.
Men killed 10 women at home and five women on the street. The places of incident in six feminicide cases were not reported in the press.

Judicial process
There were 22 perpetrators who killed women in January. Six perpetrators were reported in the news as “committed suicide.” While only five perpetrators were arrested, nine perpetrators were taken into custody.

Previously committed feminicides reported in the news in January 2020

  • Zehra Ö. was reported missing in Konya in 2010. The murder suspect was identified on January 16. Reopening the investigation file, the Konya Homicide Department found that the woman was in a relationship with her cousin R.Ç. In his testimony, R.Ç. confessed that Zehra Ö. wanted to be with him, but he did not want it as she was married and he stabbed her to death for that reason. R.Ç. has been arrested.
  • The dead body of a woman wrapped in a blanket was found in the woods in İstanbul. It was understood that the woman named Melahat İ. (40) was hit on her head with a hard object. Examining the surveillance cameras around the scene of incident and her house, the police found that she was killed by her son B.Ü. (21) and his male friend F.S. helped him to carry the body. It was announced that B.Ü. killed his mother on December 19 by hitting her on the head with a chipping hatchet because he was living with a man at her house, kept her dead body at home for 15 days. B.Ü. and F.S. were detained.
  • 17-year-old A.Ç. had been missing in Mardin since 2013. It was understood that the girl was killed by her father and relatives.

Violence against children
In Trabzon, a man named Z.F. battered his 15-year-old daughter Y.F. with a belt because she was speaking with her boyfriend. In Antalya, a 40-year-old man named B.K. killed his 12-year-old daughter Ekin K.

Judicial process
Father Z.F. who battered his daughter was taken into custody. In his testimony, he said that he hit his daughter “as a reflex of fatherhood.” Considering the belt as a weapon, the prosecutor’s office issued an indictment against the father. The judicial process of the father who killed his daughter in Antalya was not reported in the news.

Rape
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspaper, news website and agencies, men raped at least 16 women in January 2020. This figure was four last January.
Four women raped by men in January 2020 were also subjected to the systematic sexual assault of men. One of the raped women had mental disabilities. One incident of rape was understood after the woman got pregnant. One of the women was from Syria.

The provinces where men raped women
Adana (1), Antalya (3), Aydın (1), İstanbul (2), Kayseri (2), Kütahya (1), Mersin (4), Samsun (1), Trabzon (1).
Three women were raped by their boyfriends and husbands of religious marriage, two women by their relatives, one woman by the owner of a business, one woman by a shopkeeper, six women by male strangers and two women by their fathers.
Men raped 10 women at home, two women on the street, one woman at grocery store and two women at workplace. The scene of incident in one incident of rape was not reported in the press.

Judicial process
Six perpetrators werearrested. Women filed a criminal complaint against four perpetrators. Three perpetrators were detained. Two perpetrators were released. The judicial process of one perpetrator was not reported in the news.

Previously committed rapes reported in the news in January 2020

  • In Mardin, A.K. had been raping and inflicting violence on 23-year-old İ.Y. since 2017. Indicating that she had a miscarriage due to violence, İ.Y. also said that the family of the man was threatening her and when he went to the police to file a complaint, the officers told her that ‘she came there for nothing and nothing would come out of threat and blackmail.’ A.K. went abroad after the complaint.
  • A man named H.P. sexually assaulted a woman in İstanbul. The incident happened on December 15. It was on January 3 that the lawsuit was filed into the incident and the incident was reported in the press.
  • On August 13, 2019, two businesspeople raped 28-year-old M. in Hatay, where she went for a holiday. The woman announced the incident on Twitter as she was verbally harassed by the defending attorneys at court in the first hearing.

Harassment
Men harassed at least 16 women in January. This figure was seven in the same month last year.
Women did not know 15 of the men who harassed them. At least three women were harassed by their managers and at least one woman by their therapists.
Men harassed 12 women physically or verbally, one woman by masturbating in front of her, two women on social media and one woman by showing their sexual organs to her.

Provinces where men harassed women
Adapazarı (1), Antalya (1), Çanakkale (1), Eskişehir (2), İstanbul (8), Kütahya (1), Muğla (1), Zonguldak (1).

Judicial process
Three perpetrators were detained, two perpetrators were arrested. Investigations were launched against two perpetrators. Complaints were filed against two perpetrators. The judicial process regarding five perpetrators was not reported in the press.

Child abuse
Men sexually abused at least 31 boys and girls. This figure was 10 in the same month last year. Two of the children were impregnated and taken under state protection with their children.
At least 15 children did not know people who abused them. 12 children were abused by their children, two by their neighbors and two by their relatives.
Men abused 12 children at schools, seven children in parks, gardens, supermarkets and on the street, two children at home. Where men abused 10 children was not reported in the press.

Provinces where men abused children
Ankara (2), Antalya (2), Diyarbakır (1), Düzce (1), Isparta (1), İstanbul (4), Karaman (1),
Kastamonu (1), Kocaeli (1), Mardin (2), Samsun (1), Tokat (2), Urfa (6), Uşak (6).

Judicial process
Only seven of the perpetrators who abused children were arrested. Three perpetrators were released. One perpetrator was released despite footage showing him abusing a child. Seven perpetrators were detained. Investigations were launched against two perpetrators. The judicial process regarding one perpetrator was reported as “at large” in the press. The judicial process regarding two perpetrators was not reported in the press.

Cases of child abuse that happened in the past years but reported in the press in January
In İstanbul, a woman named Ö.K. (19) filed a complaint at the prosecutor’s office against her father H.K. (53) and brother E.K. (23), who abused her for years. Another sibling of the woman claimed that their father killed their 1.5-year-old sibling and buried him/her.
In Antalya, a girl named B.İ. went to the police when she turned 18 to complain about her father H.M.İ., who had been raping her since she was five or six years old. H.M.İ. was arrested. In her statement, B.İ. said that she wished to commit suicide many times.
In İstanbul, H.B. was sentenced to 8 years and 4 months in prison for abusing a relative girl named S.B. (15). His sentence was reduced due to “good conduct.” After three months of arrest, he was released upon court order. The incident was reported in the press on January 16.
In İzmir, M.M.Y. (30), an English teacher at a private kindergarten, allegedly abused 10 students in 2018. The children, the youngest of whom was five years old and the oldest of whom was 6 years old, gave statements in the investigation that was opened in January 2019. The trial began on February 5.

Violence / Injury
Men inflicted violence on at least 48 women. This figure was 27 in the same month last year. Five of the women were in critical condition as of the end of January.
Two men who used violence on women had protection orders against them. They violated the protection order.
One woman was settled in a women’s shelter because of male violence. Three women were subjected to systematic violence. One man used violence on a woman after getting out of prison.
Three of the women who were subjected to violence from men were not citizens of Turkey. One was from Syria.
In at least three cases of violence, men robbed women. Three women received a medical report stating they were battered. One woman who was subjected to male violence was a transgender woman.
Men threatened three women in Manisa, Osmaniye and İzmir.

Provinces where men inflicted violence on women
Adana (1), Adıyaman (1), Antep (3), Bursa (2), Çorum (1), Edirne (14), İstanbul (12), İzmir (1), Karabük (1), Kırklareli (1), Kocaeli (1), Konya (2), Manisa (1), Sakarya (2), Samsun (3), Trabzon, (1), Van (1).
Women did not know seven men who inflicted violence on them. 28 women were subjected to violence from their husbands/boyfriends, four women from their family members such as fathers and sons, one woman from her friend, and one woman from by the physician in chief at the place she worked.
Men’s excuses for using violence on at least 34 women were not reported in the press. They used violence on at least eight women because they wanted to break up or did not want to make peace, on three women because of “jealousy,” on two women because of “economic reasons,” and on one woman because of a dispute regarding the custody of their child.
Men battered 34 women. They injured five women by stabbing, one woman by gunfire, and two women by burning them. How men inflicted violence on one woman was not reported in the press.

Judicial process
Only four of the perpetrators were arrested. The judicial process regarding 16 women was reported as “women filed a criminal complaint” or “an investigation was opened” in the press.
The situation of only one perpetrator was reported as “a lawsuit was filed.” A protection order was issued against one perpetrator. Legal action was not taken regarding one perpetrator.
One perpetrator was reported as “at large,” and two were reported as “wanted.” One perpetrator committed suicide and eight perpetrators were detained.

Past incidents of violence that were reported in the press in January
Y.Ç., a trans woman in İstanbul, said that the police detained her on December 31, 2019, because of her “transgender identity” and tortured her at the police station.

Forced sex work
Men forced at least 121 women to sex work in January. This figure was five in the same month last year. 82 of the women were not citizens of Turkey.

Judicial process
54 of the perpetrators were detained and at least three of them were arrested.

Explanation
The bianet Male Violence Monitoring Report only covers women who lost their lives as a result of male violence. We do not include any violence cases or crimes that are not gender-based.
Throughout the year, we keep track of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths of women in separate monthly tallies but do not add them to the number presented in the headline.
At the end of the year, we examine these cases of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths to determine whether the crimes were gender-based. We add the gender-based incidents into the report.
We do not include any murders in the reports that are committed by people with psychological disorders (such as murders committed by people with schizophrenia).
We include suicide or suicide attempt incidents in the tally only if the woman was subjected to violence/ systematic violence in her past. We cover these suicide incidents in a separate category and do not add suicide cases to the number presented in the headline.
In addition, we don’t include femicide cases that occur in a mass murder in which the woman was not directly targeted under the condition that the debated incident is not gender based either.
Occupations of the offenders only included in the reports when the incident of violence is related to the occupation of the offender. For example, “Woman was murdered at home by his husband, who is a professional soldier.”
We add the violence committed on children by men, to make the extent of violence visible.(EMK/SD/VK)

Men killed at least 20 women in February 2020
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and news agencies, men killed at least 20 women in February 2020.
The deaths of at least 20 women (in Muğla, Denizli, Tokat, Samsun, Manisa, Karabük, Erzurum, Diyarbakır 2, Van, Tekirdağ, Aydın 2, Bursa, İstanbul 3, Uşak, İzmir, Antalya) were reported in the news as “suspicious”.
In February 2020, the death of at least one woman (in İzmir) was reported in the press as an “unidentified murder”.
Men drove two women to suicide in Bursa.

Feminicide / Murder
Men killed at least 20 women in February 2020. Men killed 23 women last February.
One of the women was systematically tortured by the man who killed her. One woman appealed to police before being killed, but she could not get any results. One of the women killed in February was from Syria.

The women killed by men in February
Dursiye S., Elif A., Emine Y., Fatma D., Gülistan Ö., Hafize F., Hayriye E., Lemia Z., Mehtap A., Melahat A., Meryem S., Nurhan A., Özlem Ö., Özlem P., Pervin Y., Pınar E., Şeyma Y., Şükran T., Zehra E., Zeliha A.

The provinces where men killed women
Adana (3), Afyon (1), Ankara (4), Antep (1), Aydın (1), Balıkesir (1), Bursa (1), Düzce (1), Eskişehir (1), Hatay (3), İstanbul (1), Kocaeli (2).
The “excuses” of men for killing ten women were not reported in the news. Men killed four women “because they wanted to have a divorce”, killed one woman “because she did not want to marry”, one woman “because she had a boyfriend”, three women “for economic reasons” and men killed one woman “out of jealousy”.
More than half of the women were killed by their husbands.
In February, 11 women were killed by their husbands, three women by their boyfriends, three women by their sons, one woman by her father, one woman by a relative and one woman was killed by her colleague.
Men killed 35 percent of women with firearms.
Men killed seven women with firearms, seven women with knives, one woman by throwing her off a vehicle, one woman by throwing her off a cliff, one woman by strangling and one woman by battering. The methods of killing in two feminicides were not reported in the news.
Men killed four women inside the house and five women outside the house such as on the street or in a taxi. The crime scenes of eleven femicides were not reported in the press.

Judicial process
There were a total of 17 perpetrators who killed women. Only four of them were arrested. While nine perpetrators were detained, four perpetrators committed suicide.
While one perpetrator was reported in the news as “fled”, the judicial process of one perpetrator was not reported at all.

Previously committed feminicides reported in February

  • Two men named G.K. (28) and A.B. (19), who killed Georgia citizen Irma K. and wounded A.A. (37) and Y.Ö., two other women, on January 30 were arrested.
  • Sevil A. had been missing in Sinop for a month. It was understood that a man named H.K. killed the woman with a rifle and buried her. H.K. pleaded guilty.
  • Hatice Ç. (64) was found dead by her son at her house. R.K. and Z.K. were taken into custody as murder suspects.
  • It was alleged that a man named M.Ü. stabbed her girlfriend Gönül Ö. (44) to death at their workplace because she refused to marry him. The incident was reported in the press when the family spoke to a local news.

Violence against children
Two relatives tried to abduct a 17-year-old girl in İstanbul. A child from Syria was battered in Bolu. A father battered his daughter in Bolu.

Judicial process
There were a total of four perpetrators who battered children.
Two perpetrators were detained, the judicial processes of two perpetrators were not reported in the news.

Rape
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and agencies, men raped at least four women in February 2020. This figure was two last February.
One of the women was mugged by men in addition to rape. Two perpetrators harassed and inflicted violence on the women before.

The provinces where men raped women
Bartın (1), İstanbul (3). Two women were raped by their managers at their workplaces, one woman by the lawyer, in whose office she was a law apprentice and one woman was raped by her relative.
While men raped two women in a company event, they raped one woman in a law bureau. The crime scene of one incident was not reported in the news.

Judicial process
There were three perpetrators. All three were arrested.

Harassment
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and agencies, men harassed at least five women in February. This figure was six last February.
Five perpetrators who harassed women were male strangers. One woman was harassed by a theater actor.
While men harassed four women sexually and physically, they harassed one woman on social media.
Men harassed three women in public transportation and one woman on social media. The scene of incident in one case was not reported.

The provinces where men harassed women
Aydın (1), İstanbul (4).

Judicial process
Two perpetrators were detained, women filed a complaint against two perpetrators. The judicial process of one man was not reported in the press.

Child abuse
Men abused at least 23 boys and girls. This figure was 15 in the same month last year. One child was impregnated and taken under state protection.
At least 15 children did not know who abused them. One child was abused by his/her teacher, two by school bus drivers, one by a teacher at a Quran course, one by religion teacher, one by a public servant, one by a government employee, one by a shop owner, and two by their step-father.
One of the abused children was from Syria, one had disabilities.
Men abused four children at home, eight children on empty land, at the school, and on the school bus. Where men abused 11 children was not reported in the press.

Provinces where men abused children
Adana (2), Aksaray (1), Ankara (1), Dersim (1), Edirne (1), Giresun (1), İstanbul (7), İzmir (2), Kayseri (1), Konya (1), Manisa (1), Sakarya (1), Samsun (1), Şırnak (1), Tekirdağ (1).

Judicial process
There were 24 perpetrators who abused children. Nine perpetrators were arrested. Seven perpetrators were detained and two were released upon judicial control. One perpetrator committed suicide. No action was taken against two perpetrators. The judicial process regarding three perpetrators was not reported in the press.

Violence / Injury
Men inflicted violence on at least 51 women. This figure was 25 in the same month last year. One of the women was still in critical condition at the end of February.
Two men who used violence on women had restriction orders against them. Violating the orders, they used violence on women.
One of the women was not a citizen of Turkey. Men systematically used violence on two women.
One man inflicted violence after getting out of prison. Men robbed women in at least one case of violence.
Men threatened one woman.

Provinces where men inflicted violence on women
Adana (1), Aksaray (2), Antep (2), Bolu (1), Bursa (1), Çanakkale (1), Denizli (1), Edirne (21), İstanbul (4), İzmir (1)
Kars (1), Kastamonu (1), Konya (1), Kütahya (2), Muğla (1), Nevşehir (1), Sakarya (2), Samsun (3), Tokat (1), Trabzon (2), Zonguldak (1).
Women did not know five men who used violence on them. 42 women were exposed to violence from their husbands or boyfriends, nine women from their former husbands or boyfriends, three women from their family members such as brothers and fathers, and two women from their friends.
Men’s excuses for using violence on 29 women were not reported in the press. Men inflicted violence on five women because “she wanted to break up,” four women because of “economic reasons,” one women because “she had a boyfriend,” one woman because of “academical discussion,” one woman because of “a car argument,” and one woman because of “not turning the music down.”
Men injured 36 women by beating them, six women with firearms, six women with knives, one woman by crushing her head with a stone, and one woman by throwing her out of the car.

Judicial process
There were at least 52 perpetrators who inflicted violence on women. Only two of them were arrested. Investigations were opened against 12 perpetrators.
No action was taken against one perpetrator. Criminal complaints were filed against four perpetrators.
At least 10 perpetrators were detained. The situation of two perpetrators was reported as “wanted,” of six perpetrators were reported as “at large.” One perpetrator committed suicide. The judicial process regarding at least 14 perpetrators was not reported in the press.

Forced to sex work
Men forced at least 134 women to sex work. This figure was 62 in the same month last year. 56 of the women were citizens of Turkey, at least 76 of them were not.

Judicial process
There were 102 perpetrators who forced women to sex work. Only 10 of the perpetrators were arrested. While at least 44 perpetrators were detained, 13 perpetrators received an administrative fine.
33 perpetrators were released. The judicial process regarding at least one perpetrator was not reported in the press.

Explanation
The bianet Male Violence Monitoring Report only covers women who lost their lives as a result of male violence. We do not include any violence cases or crimes that are not gender-based.
Throughout the year, we keep track of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths of women in separate monthly tallies but do not add them to the number presented in the headline.
At the end of the year, we examine these cases of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths to determine whether the crimes were gender-based. We add the gender-based incidents into the report.
We do not include any murders in the reports that are committed by people with psychological disorders (such as murders committed by people with schizophrenia).
We include suicide or suicide attempt incidents in the tally only if the woman was subjected to violence/ systematic violence in her past. We cover these suicide incidents in a separate category and do not add suicide cases to the number presented in the headline.
In addition, we don’t include femicide cases that occur in a mass murder in which the woman was not directly targeted under the condition that the debated incident is not gender based either.
Occupations of the offenders only included in the reports when the incident of violence is related to the occupation of the offender. For example, “Woman was murdered at home by his husband, who is a professional soldier.”
We add the violence committed on children by men, to make the extent of violence visible.(EMK/SD/VK)

Men killed at least 25 women and two men who were with the women in March 2020.
According to the new compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and agencies, men killed at least 25 women and two men who were with the women in March 2020.
The deaths of at least 14 women (in Antalya 4, Mardin, Mersin, Diyarbakır, Çanakkale, Artvin, Adıyaman, Şırnak, Sivas, İstanbul, Samsun) were reported in the news as “suspicious.”
While the suicides of two women in Sinop and Antalya were reported in the press as “suspicious” in March 2020, the “death” of a women named Nuray V. in İzmir was reported as an “unidentified murder. Men also threatened at least four women with death (in İstanbul, Trabzon, Mersin, Bursa).
In March 2020, one woman used her right of self-defense in the capital Ankara; subjected to his systematic sexual and psychological assaults for 25 years, she killed her husband.

2019-2020
In the first three months of 2020, men killed 66 women, harassed 31 women, abused 77 children, raped 20 women. Forcing at least 338 women to sex work, men also inflicted violence on at least 145 women.
In the first three months of 2019, men killed at least 68 women, harassed 20 women, abused 33 children and raped 12 women. According to the news reported in the press in this period, men injured 89 women and forced at least 72 women to sex work in this period

Feminicide / Murder
In March 2020, men killed at least 25 women. Men killed 22 women in the same months last year.
The man who killed one woman had been systematically torturing her. One woman applied for protection before being killed. One of the killed women was a citizen of the UK and one of them was that of Azerbaijan. While one of the male perpetrators was a police officer, another one was a non-commissioned military officer.

Women killed by men in March 2020
Anastasiya M., Bahtiyar K., Dilek K., Gamze S., Gönül G., Günay Ş., Halime D., Hatice B., Hatice K., L.K., Lale B., Latife B., Maşide Y., Melek D., Münevver Ş., Neşe O., Özlem M., Pınar A., Pınar U.B., S.İ., Sultan A., Suriye Ö., Ulviye H., Vildan A.Y., Viviant B.

Provinces where men killed women
Ankara (1), Antalya (1), Antep (1), Aydın (2), Bursa (2), Denizli (1), Diyarbakır (2), İstanbul (3), İzmir (1), Karabük (1), Kars (2), Konya (2), Mardin (1), Muğla (1), Ordu (1), Rize (1), Samsun (1), Tekirdağ (1),
The “excuses” of men for killing 18 women were not reported in the press. Men murdered three women because “they wanted a divorce”, three women “out of jealousy” and one woman “on the pretext of muggery.”
68 percent of women were killed by their husbands or boyfriends.
In March, 12 women were killed by their husbands/boyfriends, five women by their ex-husbands/ex-boyfriends, four women by their family members such as father, son and brother and one woman was killed by the mayor of the city where she lived. The degrees of acquaintance in three feminicides were not reported in the news

Men killed over half of women with firearms.
Men killed 13 women with firearms, ten women with knives and one woman by strangling her with a rope. The method of killing in one incident of feminicide was not reported in the press.
Men killed ten women inside the house and eight women outside the house such as the street, workplace, hospital, gas station, etc.

Judicial process
There were at least 25 male perpetrators who killed women in March 2020. Only five of them were arrested. 14 perpetrators were detained.
Four perpetrators committed suicide. While the judicial process of one perpetrator was reported in the news as “wanted”, the process of another was not reported in the press.

Feminicides previously committed, but reported in the press in March

  • It was understood that Hatice B. (38), who lost her life in Antalya eight years ago, was killed by her husband B.B. (38), who buried the woman with the help of two others. B.B. confessed to the murder and his ex-wife M.T. and friend S.D. were detained for aiding. It was also understood that B.B. threatened M.T. and S.D. with harming their children to get their help and they buried the deceased body of the women in a reed fields.
  • On February 10, 2019, the dead body of a woman was found in a bag on the side of a road in Düzce province. While it was understood that the woman was between the ages of 30 and 50, the works still continued to identify the woman and catch the suspect or suspects.
  • It was understood that 5-month pregnant Manar A. (35) from Syria and her son Muhammed C. (5) were killed by Y.A. (30) from Syria on February 4. The incident was reported in the press as an “unidentified murder” in February. Taken into custody, Y.A. confessed that he had killed the woman and the child. It was understood that living in the same neighborhood with them, Y.A. broke into the house of Manar A. and her son for burglary.
  • It was alleged that a woman was stabbed to death by a man named M.Ü. in her workplace in Manisa for rejecting his marriage proposal. The incident was reported in the news on February 19 when the family spoke to a local news website.

Rape
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and agencies, no incidents of rape by men were reported in March 2020. Men raped at least six women last March.

Harassment
According to the news compiled by bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and agencies, men harassed at least ten women in March 2020. This figure was seven last March. Three of the harassed women were from China, Morocco and Azerbaijan. In at least one incident, the man inflicted violence on the woman as well.
While one woman was harassed by a colleague, nine women were harassed by male strangers.
Men harassed eight women verbally and physically and two women by trying to have sexual satisfaction in front of them.
Men harassed two women in public transportation and eight women in public places such as street, garden etc.

Provinces where men harassed women
Adana (1), Denizli (1), İstanbul (7), Sakarya (1).

Judicial process
Five perpetrators were detained and the judicial process of one perpetrator was reported in the news as “an investigation was launched.” One perpetrator was released. The judicial processes of three perpetrators were not reported in the press.

Child abuse
Men sexually abused at least 23 girls and boys. This figure was eight in the same month last year. One case of abuse was revealed after the girl was impregnated.
At least 10 children did not know those who abused them. Two children were abused by their teachers, one by a school bus driver, one by three imams (Muslim priest), one by a rehabilitation teacher, one by a neighbor, one by a grocery store owner, and at least four children by their sports teacher. One of the abused children had disabilities.
Where men abused eight children was not reported in the press. Men abused six children in a grocery store, one in a healthcare center, one in a school bus, one in an elevator, two at school, three at home and at least one on the streets.

Provinces where men abused children
(Adana (1), Adapazarı (1), Antalya (3), Diyarbakır (1), Isparta (1), İstanbul (1), Konya (4), Manisa (2), Sinop (2), Zonguldak (6), where one incident of abuse took place was not reported in the press.

Judicial process
There were 17 perpetrators who abused children. Only five perpetrators were arrested. One perpetrator was detained, three were released on probation and were discharged from their posts in a public agency. Investigations were opened against seven perpetrators. The judicial process regarding one perpetrator was not reported in the press.

Violence / Injury
Men inflicted violence on at least 46 women. This figure was 20 in the same month last year.
Medical conditions of at least five women were reported as “critical” in the press. Men had been systematically inflicting violence on a least three of the women.
One of the women was a citizen of Afghanistan and one was a citizen of Iraq.
One man had a restraining order against him and he used violence on a woman, violating the order.

Provinces where men inflicted violence on women
Adapazarı (1), Aksaray (1), Antalya (2),Denizli (1), Edirne (18), Elazığ (3), Hatay (1), İstanbul (9), İzmir (1), Kayseri (3), Kocaeli (1), Manisa (1), Samsun (1), Trabzon (1), Urfa (1), Van (1).
The degree of acquaintance of seven men who inflicted violence on women was not reported in the press. 27 women were subjected to violence by their husbands/boyfriends, six women by their relatives such as elder brothers and sons, and one woman by her employer.
Men’s “excuses” for inflicting violence on 34 women were not reported in the press. Eight women were subjected to violence because “they wanted to break up” and “did not want to reunite, three women because of “jealousy,” and one woman because of “robbery.”
Men injured 35 women by beating, eight women with firearms, two women with knives and one woman by pushing her out of the window.

Judicial process
There were at least 45 perpetrators who inflicted violence on women.
Only three perpetrators were arrested. One perpetrator was released on probation. Seven perpetrators were detained. Restraint orders were given against two perpetrators.
One perpetrator was reported as “wanted” and one was reported as “at large” in the press. Investigations were launched against at least 22 perpetrators. The judicial process regarding seven perpetrators was not reported in the press.

Forced sex work
Men forced at least 83 women to sex work. This figure was 22 in the same month last year. Out of the women who were forced to sex work, 53 were citizens of Turkey and 30 were not.

Judicial process
There were at least 94 perpetrators who forced women to sex work. At least 20 perpetrators were arrested. At least 74 were detained.

Explanation
The bianet Male Violence Monitoring Report only covers women who lost their lives as a result of male violence. We do not include any violence cases or crimes that are not gender-based.
Throughout the year, we keep track of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths of women in separate monthly tallies but do not add them to the number presented in the headline.
At the end of the year, we examine these cases of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths to determine whether the crimes were gender-based. We add the gender-based incidents into the report.
We do not include any murders in the reports that are committed by people with psychological disorders (such as murders committed by people with schizophrenia).
We include suicide or suicide attempt incidents in the tally only if the woman was subjected to violence/ systematic violence in her past. We cover these suicide incidents in a separate category and do not add suicide cases to the number presented in the headline.
In addition, we don’t include femicide cases that occur in a mass murder in which the woman was not directly targeted under the condition that the debated incident is not gender based either.
Occupations of the offenders only included in the reports when the incident of violence is related to the occupation of the offender. For example, “Woman was murdered at home by his husband, who is a professional soldier.”
We add the violence committed on children by men, to make the extent of violence visible. (BIANET EMK/SD/VK)